We’re always on the lookout for vacation spots we can get to within a couple of hour drive from Awesomer HQ. We recently spent a weekend touring South Bend, Indiana, and were happy to find a variety of fun, family-friendly activities in this peaceful, yet vibrant midwest town.
A team of artists teamed up with engineers and scientists from NASA/JPL-Caltech to create a series of 14 awesome poster designs which envision a future filled with exotic trips to far-off worlds. Hi-res images are available to download, or as prints on Etsy. (Thanks Susan!)
Filmmaker Tyler Fairbank created this eye-popping sequence of footage of some of the Earth’s most incredible wildlife. His time-lapse, flow-motion technique further enhances the stunning 4K footage by leading our eye through some of the most compelling shots he captured.
FPM’s Bank Workstation looks like premium luggage, but it’s actually a portable workspace that comes with a folding chair. It also has an extendable desktop and four drawers. For those who need somewhere to rest instead of work, the Bank Collection also has a portable bed.
Garmin’s inReach Mini fits in the palm of your hand and weighs just 4.23oz. You can send preset messages on the device itself, or type longer messages using your phone and send them from anywhere in the world. It also provides GPS navigation and has an SOS feature.
It’s a flight that takes about 11 hours, but thanks to time-lapse video and British Airlines captain Dave Wallsworth, you can experience the transcontinental wonder of flying from London Heathrow airport to San Francisco International Airport in 0.006 of the time.
Get a great deal on this rollup weekender bag. It’s made of waterproof nylon, has mesh inner pockets and a hook to turn it into wardrobe. It can be carried as a shoulder bag but it will also fit in backpack bedroll straps. Save 14% off the regular price in The Awesomer Shop.
An incredible promo for Travel Oregon in the style of Studio Ghibli. It looks like idyllic, but we’re sad that there aren’t actually giant bunnies you can ride outside of Portland. Created by Ansel Wallenfang and Nick Stokes. Animated by Psyop and Sun Creature.
Thanks to our friends at Toyota, we had the good fortune to visit this year’s Winter Olympic games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. From the athletes to spectators to the Koreans who ran the show, the Olympics showcased the best of people in these trying times.
Footage captured in and around Qatar’s Khalifa Stadium, as it went through a 4-year renovation, including a new sculptural roof and many other upgrades. We love watching the shadows move across as time passes during the daytime, and the fog rolling in at night.
From a distance, Siberia’s Vitim bridge doesn’t look so bad. But once Martin Remiš’ camera gets in close, we see just how iffy the one-lane river crossing looks, with its rickety wood planks and lack of any railings. This snowy bridge they crossed doesn’t look much better.
(PG-13: Language) British expat Chris Broad has been living in Japan for a while now, and has some pointers for things you never should do while in the country. It’s a humorous, but very useful look at Japanese manners and decorum. TL;DW: Don’t play with your chopsticks.
Airstream revived its most compact camper trailer yet. The Basecamp’s light weight (2,585 lb) and high ground clearance make it suitable for exploring. It comfortably sits up to 5 people and sleeps up to 2, has solar pre-wiring, tons of USB charging ports and a large rear hatch.